Green tea from the Shizuoka region of Japan. Special occasions call for a Japanese tea that is truly sublime. Our ‘Sencha Premier’ is just such tea. Made only from the dark green leaves gathered in the treasured first (early spring) flush, this tea infuses with an aroma and taste unsurpassed by any other. If you enjoy green tea, do not miss an opportunity to revel in this unique treat.
Premier is a word that means “first” that comes from the Latin word “primarius.” It should come as no surprise then that Sencha, like our Sencha Premier, stands at the top of all Japanese ryokucha, or green teas. Representing eighty percent of all green tea production in Japan, it is from Sencha that nearly all other Japanese green teas are made, be it shade grown Gyokuro, roasted Hojicha, or ground Matcha. Unlike Chinese green teas, ryokucha are steamed rather than pan-fired to stop oxidization, which results in greener teas and more vegetal flavors.
Steeping Time: 2 minutes
Water Temp: 165 F
Finest young shincha tea leaves
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